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Newman Brothers Remembered at Noyes

A gathering to remember UAS student Casey Newman brought fellow faculty, staff, students, friends and family to the Noyes Pavilion Thursday evening Nov. 29.

As the snow fell outside, mourners gathered around the fire pit and remembered Casey as a caring friend and exemplary student.  Casey died along with his brother Kelly when they attempted to swim to shore after the skiff they were riding in was swamped by a rogue wave and sank in Tenakee Inlet the evening of the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

English faculty member Sol Neely started off the remembrance, saying that Casey was a model student, “not in the sense that anyone should or could emulate him because Casey was, after all, a very singular individual. For Casey, there was no distinguishing inside and outside of the classroom. He carried his passion for study everywhere he went, from the classroom, the bar, to top of Eaglecrest. In that, he led an exemplary life.”

Juneau Empire reporter Emily Miller wrote a comprehensive story on the event:

Sol Neely started off the remembrance a the Noyes Pavilion
Assistant Professor of English Sol Neely praises the intellect of late student Casey Newman at remembrance in his honor. Photo by Yosuke Sano.


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